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Internet Providers in Andover, New York
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Internet Access in Andover, New York
Viasat Internet has the most availability in Andover. HughesNet is also widely available.
Frontier Communications is another common broadband choice for Andover. They offer primarily DSL connections available to 92 percent of Andover. T-Mobile Home Internet is another alternative wireless service to 87 percent of the local area. Keep in mind it requires roof access and line of site with a T-Mobile Home Internet access point.
The majority of Andover households have 2 providers that are able to service at that location. Competition is good for consumers. It tends to improve prices. This high level of choice isn't universal, however — as a surprising 12.47 of the local population still has only one option for broadband service.
Zooming in on network options, Andover addresses have multiple wired high speed Internet options, namely fiber, cable, and/or DSL. Fiber, the most reliable network type within Andover, has a coverage footprint of 52.27 percent. Cable and DSL networks have 65.14 percent and 92.68 percent footprints respectively.
The broadband availability insights here and elsewhere on BroadbandNow are calculated from a mix of government data from the FCC and privatized data collected from telecoms. Statistics regarding speed and performance averages is sourced via M-Labs, which is the speed test utility integrated into BroadbandNow and Google queries. The BroadbandNow market researchers have hand-filed pricing and plan details on 229 Internet packages within Andover to date.
Internet Statistics 2021
12.5% of consumers in Andover200 People Only have access to 1 or fewer wired internet providers available at their address.
This data is calculated from FCC datasets which providers are legally required to supply twice a year. We further validate this data for accuracy.
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Summary Of Fastest Internet Providers In Andover, New York
|Provider||Speed||Type||Time To Download 1 GB||Availability|
|Viasat Internet||100 Mbps||Satellite||1m 21s||100.0%|
|HughesNet||25 Mbps||Satellite||5m 27s||100.0%|
|Frontier Communications||Call For Speed Availability||DSL||4m 33s||92.7%|
Internet Provider Competition Map For Andover
The “Connected” metric is a citywide average based on FCC data showing the density of broadband options at the census block level.
This statistic is drawn from the population in census blocks not served by at least one wired broadband provider.
Fiber coverage data is sourced from FCC Form 477 filings and cross-validated through BroadbandNow with private datasets and direct provider reporting.
This coverage statistic is based on a mix of FCC and private provider reporting in the past two quarters.
25 Mbps download and 3 Mbps upload is the minimum speed for an Internet connection to be classified as “Broadband” by the FCC.
Data Cap Issues in Andover
Data from our researchers suggests that some of the popular ISPs in Andover use data caps on home Internet connections. Data caps are a public issue since users view them as a strategy for limiting video streaming. Providers explain that they are a necessary tool for managing network congestion. In either case, the issue is streaming video, which can eat up one to seven Gigabytes/hr.